Housing Counselor

Boston, MA 02101 | Temporary

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 106000 Industry: Pay Rate: $19.00

We are seeking a Housing Counselor who will work as part of a coordinated and integrated interagency team of housing search specialists. The RHSS will work assertively to identify the units necessary to meet the housing needs of this developing Rapid Re-Housing system. The RHSS will work with brokers, landlords, government agencies, and property management companies to cultivate, develop and maintain all types of housing options in and around Boston.


  • Meet or exceed established program goals
  • Secure a minimum of 40 appropriate properties in a 12 month period to be matched to identified Rapid Re-Housing guests
  • Work as a strong contributor to an interagency coordinated team
  • Ensure quality data entry: accurate and timely data entry
  • Input guest updates and other pertinent service information in the HMIS system. Use HMIS system to track guest access to services and outcomes
  • Actively participate in Housing Search collaboration meetings
  • Contribute Housing options to a virtual clearing house to be leverage d by the full continuum
  • Leverage guests’ their strengths, assets, and connections to move quickly out of shelters and to any other housing
  • Recognize the impact of violence and victimization on development and coping strategies
  • Maximize guest choices and control over her/his recovery based in a relational collaboration
  • Create an atmosphere that is respectful of the guests’ need for safety, respect, and acceptance
  • Emphasize the guests’ strengths, highlighting adaptations over symptoms and resilience over pathology
  • Minimize the possibilities of re-traumatization
  • Strive to be culturally competent and to understand each person in the context of his or her life experiences and cultural background
  • Solicit guest input and involve guests in designing and evaluating services

  • Associates in a human services related field [may be substituted for High School diploma with at least three (3) years of equivalent experience in a social service setting]
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’ s License
  • Strong computer and math skills - including familiarity with MS Word, Excel and the ability to learn and successfully use MIS & HMIS programs
  • Practical experience in creating housing plans and individual service plans, client assessments, diversion, mediation, negotiation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, crisis prevention and intervention, household budgeting, rapid re-housing and service planning, recovery services – including mental health, substance use/abuse and traumatic brain injury
  • Working Knowledge of Housing First and Rapid Rehousing
  • Experience in client assessment, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, negotiation, household budgeting, and housing/community referrals, case management and service planning
  • Knowledge of the issues related to homelessness and housing
  • Working knowledge of human services systems, housing subsidy programs and homeless referral networks
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